Tuesday, July 6, 2010

12 Step Program

There really should be a 12 step program for new gardeners. Moderation.... moderation.... get your feet wet before plunging in...!

Yesterday I dropped by one of the larger nurseries in my area to get some fertilizer.... just fertilizer (because Lowe's was sadly lacking in selection) and just had to stroll through and see the beautiful plants. I came home with fertilizer (at least I remembered what I went for!), a Gretel Eggplant, a Plumeria, and 3 packets of seed... What can I say? I'm a sucker for eggplants, and these are soooooo cute.
And since I can't have a tropical vacation for a while, I will have to settle for just the fragrance of the Plumeria to get me through until I can be whisked away to paradise!
Well, tonight is Lilith Fair, so planting will have to get put off for another day...although I did promise a trip to the zoo.... so maybe another 2 days!

Happy Gardening!


  1. Oh, I can totally relate to this! As an enthusiastic and a bit naive newbie gardener, I find moderation to be a difficult concept to grasp. What kind of fertilizer did you get? This is something that I've been thinking about getting for my square foot gardening beds, too.

  2. Hi Thyme2garden! I bought E. B. Stone's general fertilizer. http://www.ebstone.org/11_tomato.php I debated mixing my own, but I decided that my pocketbook has been taking a big hit lately so I would just buy a pre-mix.

    I know one of my sections isn't producing that well and I think it is because I didn't amend enough in the spring. I know it's completely in my head, but the plants already look lusher!